Lily Tomlin, according to Jane Fonda, is a genius, but she shouldn’t be anyone’s psychedelic shaman. As part of their conversation with Stephen Colbert this week, longtime friends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin revealed the secret to their 40-year friendship when they discussed their new film, “Moving On.”
“I’ve always had great experiences with peyote, but the time we did it together, it was horrible,” Fonda said Thursday on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” The experience was awful. “I was totally paranoid … it was the worst.” “I love it, but I wouldn’t do peyote unless you had a guide.”
He asked Fonda and Tomlin if they thought he needed a little peyote and if it could help loosen him up. “I think you need a little peyote, yeah. And I’ll be your guide.” Fonda said, emphasizing the “I” while gesturing to Tomlin and scoffing at her shaman skills.
In the past, Fonda has been open about trying drugs. In a 2018 appearance of “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” the Oscar-winning actor revealed that although she’s dabbled in drugs such as ayahuasca and molly, she doesn’t like them. In an interview with GQ in 2015, she said cannabis helps her to sleep while peyote is “pretty wild” and “you throw up a lot”.
It’s not my drug of choice; I’ve never had any profound visions, but many of my friends have. When asked what the upside was, she replied, “Well, you get visions. There are many shapes, colors, and patterns you see, and sometimes you have cosmic breakthroughs. I haven’t” Fonda continued, “I have had breakthroughs with drugs, but I wouldn’t call them cosmic.”
Her friends may be wise not to try to keep up with her, even if she proves to be a boss whether she’s acting, doing aerobics or popping party favors. She told InStyle in 2021, “One thing I learned from doing Quaaludes at Jane Fonda’s house is don’t do Quaaludes.”